What is Mini/Macrolaparoscopy?
Mini/Macrolaparoscopy has revolutionized laparoscopic surgery. While a standard laparoscopic procedure uses incisions approximately ½-1/4 inch in length, the mini/microlaparoscopic procedure uses even smaller incisions, approximately 1/10 of an inch in length, and smaller instruments. This means certain procedures can be performed with less anesthesia resulting in even less pain and quicker recovery. Depending on the procedure, mini/microlaparoscopy may be performed in the operating room and is effectively used for:
- Diagnostic evaluation of pain
- Lysis of adhesions
- Mild endometriosis
- Ovarian cystectomy
- Simple hysterectomy hysterectomy
- Tubal procedures
Cystoscopy is used to examine the inside of the bladder. Dr. Orady uses a cystoscope, a thin tube with a camera and light at the end, inserted through the urethra to visualize the inside of the bladder. Images are projected to a video monitor screen for your physician to view. A cystoscopy is used to investigate conditions such as blood in the urine (hematuria), frequent urinary tract infections (UTI), overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, urinary track blockage, or pelvic pain. A cystoscopy is usually performed in the office for:
- Vaginal procedures to correct injuries, defects, damage, or deformities of the vagina caused by childbirth or congenital or organic conditions are usually performed in the hospital and include:
- Bartholin cyst marsupialization or resection
- Conization of the cervix
- Vaginal repair
Few surgeons have mastered mini/microlaparoscopic. Finding a surgeon experienced in using this technique helps ensure you will have a positive outcome.Talk to Dr. Mona Orady.
To learn more about our Obstetricians and Gynecology services, or to make an appointment to see Dr. Orady, call (415) 379-2970.
Her office is located at 1199 Bush Street, Suite 620, in San Francisco.
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